March Book Club: ‘Brick Lane’ by Monica Ali

Hello All

Well done to everyone who braved the snow to come and discuss 'The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry'. Evidently your passion for books is not deterred by a little frozen water!


The next Book Club is WEDNESDAY13th March, 7.30 at Crucible corner. This month we're reading 'Brick Lane' by Monica Ali.

The Big Book

The next big book will be on Wednesday, April 24th. 7.30pm at the Crucible Corner. 

We had a debate about the next Big books to read and eventually decided on the books for April and July, which are:

  • April - Black Diamonds by Catherine Bailey
  • July - Catch 22 by Joseph Heller (mainly chosen so that we never have have another discussion about whether we should read it!)

Book Club in Bradford!

People really enjoyed The Pitman painters' play we read for the December book club. The play is touring at the moment and we're arranging a trip out to see it at the Bradford Alhambra Theatre.

We'll be going Sat 20th April. We have decided to go to the matinee performance at 2.30pm and then go out for a curry afterwards. The tickets will be about £14.50-£24.50 depending on seats and availability. If you would like to come please let Emily and Rachel know asap either via email or Facebook.

New Book list

There has been a slight change to the book club list. We have been asked to read a local book by the publisher. They would also like us to review it and so this has been slotted in April, bumping some other books back a month!

We should also apologise for apparently choosing some books which wouldn't look out of place on the big book list!

March - Brick Lane by Monica Ali
April - A for Angelica (local book) by Iain Broome
May - The line of beauty by Alan Hollinghurst
June - The spy who came in from the cold by John le Caree
July - The book Thief by Markus Zusch
Aug - The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald
Sep - Poetry of some description - TBC
Oct - Dracula - Bram Stoker
Aug - The unbearable lightness of being - Milan Kindera

Facebook Page

Make sure you visit our Book Club facebook page and 'like' it here. You can also keep up to date with current books, events and comments from others. Feel free to post your thoughts there and any book recommendations!

Happy Reading.

Rachel & Emily